Call for submissions on cladding

NSW Fair Trading Commissioner, Rose Webb, has today called for public submissions about whether a building product use ban is warranted on certain types of external cladding. 

 “This is the first time a call for submissions about building product safety has been made in New South Wales since the new Building Product Safety Act was passed by Parliament last December,” said Commissioner Webb. 

 “All interested or affected members of the public, stakeholders and industry are invited to make submissions.”

 Submissions are being sought about a range of issues set out in the Notice issued by the Commissioner. They include whether a ban is warranted and, if so, what the terms of a ban might be. The call is seeking input about the kinds of issues that should be considered including the range of uses of products, uses on different types of buildings, and by different people, and whether any conditions should be attached to product uses.

 Submissions close on 23 April 2018 and can be made in writing to NCBP@finance.nsw.gov.au

 More information about cladding and the call for submissions can be found at fairtrading.nsw.gov.au.  

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